The peculiar history of EGP Poker Club

April 2, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

The East Grand Plains Poker Club gathered in this wooden shack. (Photo courtesy of Morgan Nelson) This is the second in a four-part series on local history from the perspective of writer Morgan Nelson with Marisalena Manchego. The group of men pictured in front of this wooden shack was the East Grand Plains Poker Club [&hellip...

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Eat wild wings to benefit Wings for LIFE

March 30, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Wings for LIFE staff (turquoise shirts) are, from left, Cassondra Fox, Cynthia Lucero, Kaarina Jager, Marty Garcia, Executive Director Shelly Currier and Karen Barnett. Buffalo Wild Wings employees in uniform shirts are SoJourner McCaskey, left, and Areli...


Goddard students achieve at state leadership event

March 27, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Top photo from left: Valerie Tran, Rosaline Marin, Kayla Sisneros, Vittoria Price and Caitlin Moore. Bottom photo: Caitlin Moore, Valerie Tran, Rosaline Marin, Kayla Sisneros, Jennifer Cosman, Nathaniel Tavarez, Vittoria Price and Leonardo Melendez Jr....


The 10 coolest song intros of all time

March 27, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

After what seemed like months of deliberation, the Roswell Daily Record is proud to announce its “Top 10 Coolest Song Introductions of All Time.” The esteemed committee of musical scholars had only one member — yours truly. There is a small...


Roswell’s first ‘tall’ building

March 27, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Top photo: The J.P. White building after it was constructed in 1911. Center: Edwin G. Pratt, known as “Candy Man,” at the J.P.White Building. Bottom: The building as it looks now at North Main and Third streets. (Story and historical photos courtesy of...


Celebration planned Saturday for library’s 110th anniversary

March 26, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Photos from top:  Construction of the library’s present building at 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave. in 2001. The new building opened in 2002. The Carnegie Library in 1925. The year 1984 wasn’t quite as futuristic as George Orwell had foretold. Anyone from the...


Kiwanis pancake breakfast feeds over 1,300

March 20, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

The Kiwanis Club of Roswell held its annual pancake breakfast March 12. The pancake flippers fed over 1,300 hungry pancake lovers. Proceeds from the breakfast benefited children and youth programs in Roswell, including the Key Club, Builders Club and BUG...


When the south springs stopped flowing

March 20, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Above: Chisum Ditch in all of its man-made beauty. Below: The Chisum Ditch distribution gate. (Submitted Photos)   This is a first in a three-part series on local history from the perspective of writer Morgan Nelson with Marisalena Manchego. James J....


Bottomless Lakes was NM’s Third state park

March 20, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

  Above: The pavilion and bathhouse at Lea Lake. Below: A panoramic view of one of the lakes, which are actually sinkholes, and the surrounding landscape. (Photos and story courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico) The New Mexico State...


Wesley Snyder selected as GOP essay winner

March 20, 2016 • VistasComments (0)

Wesley Snyder, left, with his parents Britt and Jean Snyder. At right is Raymundo Campos, whose journey from Mexico to American citizenship was the topic of Wesley’s essay on patriotism, for which he was awarded a $250 scholarship from the Chaves County...